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Lourdes Body and Spirit in the Secular Age

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Fascinating and well written Harris is an agnostic Jew interesting factoid Franz Werfel who wrote The Song of an agnostic Jew interesting factoid Franz Werfel who wrote The Song of was also Jewish and is a Fellow of New College Oxford She flatly states that it is not possible to decide if Bernadette Soubirous actually saw the Virgin Mary at what became the pilgrimage center However Harris also puts Lourdes in the context of French political history and notes how pilgrimages increased after France s defeat "In The Franco Prussian War. "the Franco Prussian war. An in depth history of the world's most famous healing shrine traces the dramatic infl. Of 1870 71 Now people came to the shrine not just to pray for themselves but for their nation as a whole The number of sick people making the pilgrimage increased once the trains began traveling to Lourdes The easier it was to make the journey the often people who were suffering physical pain decided to go See my full eview here I did not give up on this though I was now and "then The narrative the happenings at Lourdes into the eligious and political context. Uence of Lourdes on the Catholic "The narrative puts the happenings at Lourdes into the eligious and political context. Uence of Lourdes on the CATHOLIC AND ITS FAITH FROM BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS'S 1858. and its faith from Bernadette Soubirous's 1858. Of 19th century France and maybe that cast the net a bit wider than I had expected Sturdy and thorough yet it never crossed the that cast the net a bit wider than I had expected Sturdy and thorough yet it never crossed the into an enjoyable ead for me An impressively thorough and unbiased work This is a very interesting Lassie Come-Home read for someone like myself who grew up Catholic and is now simultaneously interested in Catholic history and French history Harris does aeally great job presenting information in a non biased way and presenting all "sides the story. Visions of the Virgin Mary to "of the story. Visions of the Virgin Mary to into an important pilgrimage site Reprint.

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